URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service La Crosse WI
1104 PM CST Sat Feb 23 2019
 
...Dangerous Travel Expected Overnight...
 
.Snow continues across much of the area as of late evening, mixed
with sleet and freezing rain into parts of central and southwest
Wisconsin. Snow has been very heavy across parts of southeast
Minnesota into northeast Iowa, with some snowfall totals of 4 to 8
inches already reported as of 11 PM.
 
Expect precipitation to continue changing to all snow for the area
overnight, with additional amounts of 2 to 10 inches, highest
across southeast Minnesota into north central Wisconsin.
 
In addition, strong west to northwest winds will quickly develop
overnight, leading to blizzard conditions west of the Mississippi
River, with area of blowing and drifting snow expected for the
remainder of the area. Travel is reported to be difficult to
impossible and will remain that way overnight and into Sunday,
even as snow tapers off. Road closures are likely in areas
impacted by the blizzard conditions. Travel is not recommended
tonight.
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Including the cities of Winona, Caledonia, Medford, Neillsville,
Alma, Arcadia, Whitehall, Black River Falls, La Crosse, Sparta,
and Tomah
1104 PM CST Sat Feb 23 2019
...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST SUNDAY...
* WHAT...Periods of heavy snow. Additional snow accumulations of 6
to 10 inches, highest across southeast Minnesota into north
central Wisconsin. Winds gusting as high as 50 mph later tonight
into Sunday.
 
* WHERE...Portions of central, north central and west central
Wisconsin and southeast Minnesota.
 
* WHEN...Until 6 PM CST Sunday.
 
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel could be very difficult to
impossible. Widespread blowing snow could significantly reduce
visibility. Strong winds could bring down tree branches.
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
 
A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow, sleet
and ice will make travel very hazardous or impossible.
 
The latest road conditions for Iowa can be found on-line at
511ia.org, in Minnesota at 511mn.org, and in Wisconsin at
511wi.gov or by calling 5 1 1.
 
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